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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for June 22, 2019

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SATURDAY, June 22

Acts 4:33 With great power the apostles gave their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all.

Luke writes about the apostles’ testimony during the beginning months and years of the early church, and that whole testimony hinges on one thing: the resurrection of Jesus. The apostles speak and act with great power and grace rests upon them. Today, some folks place the resurrection in the myth category and focus their study solely on Jesus’ teachings.

Either the resurrection happened or it didn’t. The apostles are all adamant that the truth of the resurrection is the good news they are spreading. The resurrection of Jesus upends the entire history of the world and transforms the lives of everyone who follows him. The story of the early church has become our story, and the story of Jesus’ life, death, and return continues on. We preach that the Good News of God in Christ is true and changes all who hear it.

MOVING FORWARD: How will you preach the good news this week?

PRAY for the Dioceses of Ondo and Orlu (Nigeria)

Ps 87, 90 * 136 | 1 Samuel 4:1b-11 | Acts 4:32—5:11 | Luke 21:20-28

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